The aetiology, impact and management of cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer
Chan, Raymond Javan, Yates, Patsy, & McCarthy, Alexandra L. (2011) The aetiology, impact and management of cancer-related fatigue in patients with advanced cancer. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 12(2), pp. 4-11.
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a distressing symptom frequently experienced by patients with advanced cancer. While there have been some advances in the understanding of the management of fatigue associated with cancer treatment, CRF associated with advanced cancer remains a phenomenon that is not well-managed. The aetiologic factors associated with CRF, the impacts of CRF and the current management of CRF are discussed in this review article in relation to patients with advanced cancer. The paper concludes that while further research is required in the area, there are several potentially effective strategies currently available that can reduce the severity of CRF in patients with advanced cancer.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cancer-related fatigue, Advanced cancer, Palliative care, Symptom management, Palliative nursing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified (111299)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Cambridge Media|
|Deposited On:||06 Oct 2011 09:20|
|Last Modified:||03 Jan 2012 08:44|
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